Pakistan, UN seek to cut risk of glacial lake floods

AlertNet: Abdul Jabbar was in his house in the Bindu Gol valley of Pakistan's northern Chitral district when a glacial lake burst through the ridge holding it back high above. "We felt the ground shaking and heard the roar of the water, and we ran out of our homes,' he said. The 2010 flood destroyed a few dwellings in his village of Drongagh, as well as many orchards, cultivated fields and water channels. "One person died in Shogram village when she chased after her livestock and was swept away by the water,'......

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